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Healthy People 2010 - With Annotations

Chapter 15

Injury and Violence Prevention
Lead Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Goal: Reduce injuries, disabilities, and deaths due to unintentional injuries and violence.

15-19. Increase use of safety belts.

92 percent.

Baseline: 69 percent of the total population used safety belts in 1998.

Target setting method: 33 percent improvement. (Better than the best will be used when data are available.)

Data sources: National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS), DOT, NHTSA; Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), NCCDPHP.

Total Population, 1998 Safety Belt Use
Select populations  
9th through 12th grade students 81

Data for other population groups currently are not collected.

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Rev. 20-Aug-2001 at 07:38 hours.